The first true taste of winter


Storms drops 0.6 inch of snow and ice on county

By Charles Warner - cwarner@civitasmedia.com



Charles Warner | The Union Times Post Office Drive in Jonesville was covered in snow Saturday morning thanks to a winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow on Union County Friday afternoon through early Saturday.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Even though there’s been some traffic, Forest Street in Jonesville was deserted for much of Saturday morning as motorists stayed home to stay off the roads covered in snow and ice.


Charles Warner | The Union Times This parking lot was covered in snow as was the roof of the business it serves due to the snow and ice that fell on Union County Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.


Charles Warner | The Union Times The normally green roof the Jonesville branch of Park Sterling Bank was largely white Saturday morning because of the winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice on Union County at the end of last week.


Charles Warner | The Union Times Just a few hours after it was parked, this car was covered in the snow that fell on Union County early Saturday morning. Up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice fell on Union County from Friday afternoon into Saturday.


UNION COUNTY — It produced less than an inch of snow and ice, but the storm system that descended on Union County at the end of last week nevertheless gave the county its first true taste of winter.

According to the National Weather Service in Greer, the winter storm system that passed over Union County Friday through Saturday morning dropped anywhere from .04 to 0.6 inch of snow and ice on the county. The precipitation began first as a mix of sleet and freezing rain that fell Friday afternoon and evening before giving way to light snow Saturday morning.

Even though it was less than an inch, snow and ice caused a number of closings Friday including the Union County School District and had utility crews with Broad River Electric Cooperation and the City of Union Utility Department on standby, ready to respond to any power outages. Josh Crotzer, Member Services Coordinator for Broad River Electric Cooperative, said that there were very few outages on the BREC system in Union County because of the storm. He said the few outages that did occur were in the Buffalo community.

The snow and ice made it difficult to drive and had state and local transportation personnel out trying to clear the roads. A traffic accident that resulted in one death has been attributed to the winter weather.

According to the National Weather Service, the weather in Union County will gradually warm up over the course of the rest of the week. Temperatures will reach up into the low 50s on Wednesday and Thursday, the low 60s on Friday and Saturday, and be around 65 on Sunday.

Precipitation will be in the form of rain forecast to begin Tuesday night, gradually tapering off Wednesday, with maybe some Thursday morning.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Post Office Drive in Jonesville was covered in snow Saturday morning thanks to a winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow on Union County Friday afternoon through early Saturday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Winter.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Post Office Drive in Jonesville was covered in snow Saturday morning thanks to a winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow on Union County Friday afternoon through early Saturday.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Even though there’s been some traffic, Forest Street in Jonesville was deserted for much of Saturday morning as motorists stayed home to stay off the roads covered in snow and ice.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Winter-2.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Even though there’s been some traffic, Forest Street in Jonesville was deserted for much of Saturday morning as motorists stayed home to stay off the roads covered in snow and ice.

Charles Warner | The Union Times This parking lot was covered in snow as was the roof of the business it serves due to the snow and ice that fell on Union County Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Winter-3.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times This parking lot was covered in snow as was the roof of the business it serves due to the snow and ice that fell on Union County Friday afternoon through Saturday morning.

Charles Warner | The Union Times The normally green roof the Jonesville branch of Park Sterling Bank was largely white Saturday morning because of the winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice on Union County at the end of last week.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Winter-4.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times The normally green roof the Jonesville branch of Park Sterling Bank was largely white Saturday morning because of the winter storm system that dropped up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice on Union County at the end of last week.

Charles Warner | The Union Times Just a few hours after it was parked, this car was covered in the snow that fell on Union County early Saturday morning. Up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice fell on Union County from Friday afternoon into Saturday.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Winter-5.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times Just a few hours after it was parked, this car was covered in the snow that fell on Union County early Saturday morning. Up to 0.6 inch of snow and ice fell on Union County from Friday afternoon into Saturday.
Storms drops 0.6 inch of snow and ice on county

By Charles Warner

cwarner@civitasmedia.com

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090 or cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

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